4-Way SSD Round-Up, OCZ, Corsair, Kingston, ST

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HD Tach Testing

Simpli Software's HD Tach is described on the company's web site as such: "HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives, flash devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device being tested."

HD Tach v3

OCZ Verex Series 120GB

Corsasir P256 256GB

SuperTalent UltraDrive ME 64GB

Kingston SSDNow M Series 80GB

The Intel-based Kingston drive comes out on top in terms of burst rate and average read speeds according to HD Tach, followed by the OCZ Vertex Series SSD and then Super Talent's offering. In regards to writes, however, the Kingston drive trails the pack and OCZ and Corsair take the lead.

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